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Denver Film Society Oscar Party 2009

Denver Film Society Oscar® Party – Sunday, February 22 – Starz Film Center – Denver – 5pm – 10:30pm, $20* – $45 (includes food and 2 drink tickets)

There’s no denying that there are a slew of good flicks running on the big screen these days. Have you seen them all? Probably not.

Sure, it’s hard to find time to get to the theaters these days, vying instead for Netflix or the 15” computer screen. But now you really have a reason to get out of the house AND in a film fashion way.

For the 18th year in a row, the Denver Film Society is the official host of The Oscar® viewing party taking place on the center’s high definition big screens.


Without the need to rent a limo (*in fact, if you ride your bike you get the $20 travel green ticket price) or deal with a CIA looking guy with a clipboard and a guestlist, the party is still goin’ Hollywood. Break out your best Rodeo Drive meets Silverlake look for THE night, which will include a live band, DJ, pinball and Rock Band® on the big screens.

Entry includes all these goodies plus food and two drink tickets. DFS Members are $40, GA is $45, and as mentioned, green travelers pay only $20 if they ride a bike to the event. If you do, you might want to put those Manolos in your backpack. They tend to get stuck in the pedals. And last but not least, proceeds go to supporting our cultural gem, the Denver Film Society.

Prized you can win at the party:
• Red-carpet ticket packages (5 of them!) to the 2009 Starz Denver Film Festival, which all include overnight accommodations at some of Denver’s top hotels
• Tickets for other film festivals: Aspen ShortsFest, Los Angeles Film Festival, and CineVegas Film Festival
• Gift from Tiffany & Co.
• Tickets for Flight of the Conchords show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
• Tickets for Colorado Ballet – The Repertory Series
• Tickets and VIP parking pass for Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks
• Gift cards ranging from $25-$100 for Flylow Gear, Mike’s Camera, Larimer Square, Wystone’s World Teas, Black & Read, Twist & Shout, Yum Yum Delights, Blu Boutique
• Luxurious salon services and memberships from: Vito Pini Salon,
Click Salon, Pura Vida Fitness & Spa
• Wine and spirits: bottles of Veuve Cliquot champagne, bottles of Moët & Chandon champagne, signed magnum of rare wine, wine-of-the-month club at Argonaut Wine & Liquor, bottles of Francis Ford Coppola wine
• Signed posters, DVDs, books and more….

For more information and to buy tickets –

Our reviews of some of the nominated films:
Slumdog Millionaire
The Wrestler

For At-home Parties

If you plan on gawking at the stars walking the red carpet in your jimmies and in the comfort of your couch, but still want to play in the game, you don’t need to be total getto. have been kind enough to create a nicely laid out Oscar ballot for your printing pleasure.

If paper and pen is so 1996, you can go online and play the Oscar’s Live Challenge – Part of the game includes the ability to view rare clips and videos of Oscars of years gone by. I wonder if they’ve included the clip of the streaker who ran naked across the stage one year as David Niven was at the podium. In my opinion, it is truly one of the great moments in Oscar history and one of the best comeback lines I’ve ever seen –

And if any of you are still on AOL (like Ms. Rix), you can jump on your Commodore 64, fire up your dial up modem and login to download their Oscar widget for bloggers. I would get started now, and by Sunday, you should be all set.


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